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Senior Living Gets An Upgrade With Inspīr Carnegie Hill’s Luxury Residences


Senior living homes can be unremarkable and frankly, a bit depressing. For your dear loved ones, Inspīr Carnegie Hill in New York City is redefining care and quality of life for senior citizens entering a new phase of life.

This new senior living development, located at 1802 Second Avenue in Manhattan, is changing the status quo by emphasizing well-thought-out interior architecture, elegant interior design and five-star amenities for senior living. Inspīr Carnegie Hill, developed by Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is a 23-story tower designed by Handel Architects.

“We wanted to create the next-generation concept for urban senior living on a luxury level, one with a greater focus on design, culture and lifestyle,” says Gregory D. Smith, president and CEO of Maplewood Senior Living and Inspīr. 

There are three care programs, Sol (assisted living), Terra (enhanced care) and Oceana (memory care), ranging from as-needed services to full-time care with personalized medical and wellness programming. There are 215 private residences, which range from studios to two bedrooms, and each level of care is grouped together. There are also a select number of penthouses. 

At first glance, Inspīr looks like a five-star hotel. The bright design of the community spaces and residences have a neutral color palette with large windows and access to fresh air that brings the outdoors in.

“Every apartment boasts stunning floor-to-ceiling windows with bird’s-eye views of either the East River or the dramatic Manhattan cityscape,” Smith says. “Every detail has been taken care of, from custom millwork accented by brushed chrome to natural white oak flooring, Calacatta marble showers with zero transition mosaic tiling, as well as premium stainless-steel appliances. Every apartment is equipped with the latest smart technology, ensuring that every need —  from health care to dining to concierge services — is simply a tap away.”

Luxury materials, like marble, as well as artful chandeliers make the building a desirable place to live. There are contemporary furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows in the residences so residents can see the hustle and bustle of the city below, which is especially beneficial for those who have lived in tall residential towers prior to moving to Inspīr. Residences also feature state-of-the-art technology.

“The residences feature custom furniture from George Smith of London, a curated art gallery, custom Seguso chandeliers from Italy and all of the natural elements, including wood, stone or color choices used throughout, were looked at through the eyes of our residents to see how they could enhance wellness and well-being,” Smith says.

Amenities include a fitness center; a heated saltwater pool; Onyx, a casual dining restaurant on the 17th floor; a bar and lounge; two fine dining restaurants; a library; concierge; Mercedes-Maybach house car; limousine service available on request; a lobby attended 24/7; and SkyPark, an outdoor garden and lounge area with city views. There is also a residency safety system; Forbes Travel Guide-trained staff; RN care managers; and an Integrated Care Team.

Staff will help you and your loved ones customize their individual plans, from holistic treatments to medication management. In addition, there is also housekeeping, laundry, included meals, life enrichment programs and scheduled transportation. The residence is also in proximity to some of Manhattan’s most enriching cultural landmarks and museums. 

It’s not enough to have beautiful living spaces. Inspīr also provides top-level medical care through partnerships with Mount Sinai, Spear Physical Therapy, dentist Dr. Alisa Kauffman, psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Snow, Iowa sports, Sollis Health and Namaste Wellness. 

“Previously senior living developers could not compete in high-barrier entry markets because the demand and customer base was not there,” Smith says. “Now, with aging baby boomers coming of age, the demand is there. They are expecting more and willing and able to pay more for their senior living experience. As the aging population continues to require a vibrant lifestyle with social and cultural opportunities the demand for luxury senior living will continue to drive the growth in the market.”



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